The influence of different ages of suckers on the survival of Tiger grass (Thysanoleana maxima)

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The influence of different ages of suckers on the survival of Tiger grass (Thysanoleana maxima)

Froilan A. Pacris Jr.
J. Bio. Env. Sci.21( 6), 184-189, December 2022.
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The study examined the impact of different sucker ages on the survival of Tiger Grass (Thysanoleana maxima) in Flourishing, Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines from July 2021 to December 2021. The study aimed to determine which planting material can gain the highest percentage of survival. In addition, it also aimed to determine the influence of different ages of suckers on the average number of roots, average length (cm) of roots, average number of leaves and average number of suckers after 3 months. The study was conducted in a single factor experiment under Completely Randomized Design (CRD). There were three (3) treatments used in the study which include: T1, suckers propagated with one leaf, T2, suckers propagated with two leaves and T3, suckers propagated with three leaves. A total number of 180 propagules were used. 20 propagules were used in every treatment replicated three (3) times. T1, suckers propagated with one (1) leaf shows 53.33% survival. T2, propagated with two (2) leaves shows 65.55% survival and T3, suckers propagated with three leaves garnered the highest percentage of survival having a 90.00 %. It is concluded that employing suckers with three leaves while growing tiger grass has a greater impact on sustaining plant metabolism. Therefore, from the gathered data as to the findings and conclusion made, it is recommended that after suckers are harvested for multiplication, we need to keep enough leaves to sustain the regrowth and recovery of disturbed roots and leaves.


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